The "Clouds" photographs are abstractions based on images of the sky. The photographs are taken daily. Each photograph is a combination of several images. I combine images of a space that we experience everyday to make it anew with different color and spatial relationships. The resultant images serve as spaces for the viewer to engage in a process of discovery.
Amazon is a series of portraits that addresses the internet's consumption of user's information while also alluding to facial recognition technologies. The portraits are taken through the Amazon.com app. The points of light on the faces are employed when the app scans an image to see if it is in inventory. In this case the faces are scanned. The portraits speak to the commodification of users of the internet.
The Abstract Photographs are cropped encounters with the city. They are details of walls, torn posters, graffiti, amongst other things. After taking a photograph I manipulate the color to arrive at the final image. The titles of the pictures are from the street addresses where they were taken. This body of work is a product of my daily encounters with the city.
Domain Awareness is an imagining of New York City's surveillance network, created with images from webcams from around New York City. The Domain Awareness System, the name of this network, rolled out in the middle of 2012 by the New York Police Department and developed in conjunction with Microsoft, boast a network of approximately 3,000 cameras sourced from the NYPD, New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and private businesses. This network is meant to allow for a quick response to terrorist and other threats. As surveillance increases we find ourselves grappling with questions of privacy and profiling amongst other issues.
The Inauguration & The March
The Inauguration & The March is a suite of photographs depicting Donald Trump's presidential inauguration and The Women's March on Washington. The photographs show a range of people; inauguration goers, protestors, police, and servicepeople; engaged in various activities taken with public webcams distributed throughout Washington, D.C. The photographs evoke the surveillance of the government in public spaces and the conversations on security versus privacy that are associated with such activities while chronicling events in the tradition of documentary street photography.